The Auction

At the end of the trail, the large, sponsored penguin sculptures will be sold in an auction, run by the very talented Harcourts team. 75% of the proceeds of the auction will be gifted to Cholmondeley Children’s Centre. Tickets will be sold for the auction and we invite anyone keen to buy a completely unique piece of art, to follow @popuppenguins on Facebook to find out when the tickets go on sale. More details about the auction will be added to this page once we have fixed a date and venue.

Supporting Cholmondeley

We are so thrilled to be able to support this wonderful charity that has been caring for families in Canterbury for nearly a century. Cholmondeley Children’s Centre offers short term respite care for children aged 3 to 12 years whose whānau are in crisis.

At Cholmondeley, they create a safe, stimulating environment that supports children to enhance their wellbeing and to reduce whanau vulnerability. They provide a fun-like respite with 24-hour care and an education programme, including the opportunity to participate in Activities Based Learning (ABL), which helps each child identify their own strengths and develop their resilience.

To find out more about Cholmondeley, visit their website:

How you can get involved

Sponsor a penguin.

We are still looking for sponsors of sculptures on the trail. Find out more about the benefits of being a sponsor.

Sign up your school.

We still have a few little penguin sculptures for schools to design and decorate. To avoid disappointment, register your school today.

The Auction.

If you’re keen to buy a completely unique piece of art you could come to our auction. More information about where and when will be updated here.

Share in the fun.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and you’ll get updates on how the project is shaping up.

Donate to Cholmondeley

You don’t have to wait until the auction to support Cholmondeley. Anything you can give, no matter how large or small, will have an impact. Your donation will support Cholmondeley Children’s Centre offer short term respite care for children aged 3 to 12 years whose whānau are in crisis..

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